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Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA ) founding directors Vicky Milner and Brittney Kuczynski were on a mission: to support the Canadian Fashion Industry, locally and internationally, via the recognition and promotion of exceptional achievement and emerging talent. Mission Accomplished x 1000. Ditto for their fiercest ever milestone 5th edition at the Fairmont Royal York. Like wow. As for the Montreal moments, they were perfect and plentiful … See for yourselves. Photography: the legendary GEORGE PIMENTEL BLAZING THE TRAIL: CAFA president/ co-founding director VICKY MILNER (in blue) at the Sephora after-party with, from left, writer GLENN DIXON, CAFA director of programming DONNA BISHOP and designer DAVID DIXON. YOU GOT THIS SISTER! Fashion muse ZOMBIE BOY presents the Digital Fashion Influencer of the Year Award to fellow Montrealer, MARIPIER MORIN. SPOTLIGHT ON: Schitt’s Creek actress EMILY HAMPSHIRE. CAFA CUDDLE: HANS KOECHLING of The Image Is and Lasalle College’s SANDRA PARKER. GOLDEN GAL: Image Maker of the Year nominee MALINA CORPADEAN. SITTING PRETTY: J JB Skin Guru’s JENNIFER BRODEUR. ELLE EST BELLE! ELLE Québec_editor-in-chief JULIE BUCHINGER. MODEL MOMENT: Presenter KIM CLOUTIER. GORGEOUS OSCAR COME TO LIFE: Fashion is Everywhere’s LOLITTA DANDOY. POWERHOUSE PRETTIES: ZOï Agency MARIA VARVARIKOS and KPMG’s DEMET TEPE. TOWERING TALENTS: Fecal Matter’s STEVEN RAJ BHASKARAN and HANNAH ROSE DALTON. VICTORY TOAST: Menswear Designers of the Year, Atelier New Regime’s KOKU AWUYE and GILDAS AWUYE. SNAPPED! Menswear Designers of the Year, Atelier New Regime’s KOKU AWUYE and GILDAS AWUYE CATWALK READY: Model of the Year Award nominee FRED JUNEAU. CATWALK READY: Model of the Year Award nominee FRED JUNEAU. MACKAGE MAGIC: Outerwear Brand of the Year nominees, Mackage’s ERAN ELFASSY and ELISA DAHAN. FOOTWEAR KING: Outstanding Achievement Award recipient, ALDO BENSADOUN. TROPHY TIME: Outstanding Achievement Award recipient, ALDO BENSADOUN, with his award. ONSTAGE: Outstanding Achievement Award recipient, ALDO BENSADOUN with presenter, ET Canada host CHERYL HICKEY. WINNING MOMENT: Outstanding Achievement Award recipient, founder, heart and soul of the Aldo Group, ALDO BENSADOUN with wife and rock, DIANNE BIBEAU. MONOCHROMATIC COOL: Simons’ RICHARD SIMONS on scene to present the Simons Fashion Design Student Award. CHIC, CHIC, CHIC: Womenswear Designer of the Year nominee UNTTD’s SIMON BÉLANGER and JOSÉ MANUEL ST-JACQUES (right) flank Digital Fashion Influencer of the Year Award winner MARIPIER MORIN, all in UNTTLD. FFFFFIERCE: Stylist of the Year nominee CARY TAUBEN strikes a pose in in a Vintage Suit and jools by ALYNNE LAVIGNE. TUTU COOL FOR THIS SITE: Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Fashion nominees WRKDEPT’s_ANDY LONG HOANG and TINASHE MUSARA. ARM IN ARM: Womenswear Designer of the Year nominees UNTTLD’s SIMON BÉLANGER AND JOSÉ MANUEL ST-JACQUES. DESIGN DEITY: Womenswear Designer of the Year winner MARIE SAINT PIERRE. AT THE PODIUM: Womenswear Designer of the Year Winner MARIE SAINT PIERRE. FASHITUDE BY: ZOMBIE BOY. WITH THE MODUL MOGUL: Jenn Campbell, in SOCIAL GAL SOIREE with NAOMY STERN COUTURE, captured on the carpet with Dulcedo founder/ CEO KARIM LEDUC. WITH THESE FABULOUS WOMEN.